Harvesting Robot
Artist Impression
Sweet-pepper crop
in the greenhouse

A. Articles in farmers magazines

  1. Mulderij, R. (2015). Plukrobots: The Last Frontier? AGF Primeur, 02, p40-41.
  2. Gorvett, Z. (2015). World's first pepper-picking robot heralds new era. Horizon, The EU Research & Innovation Magazine.
  3. Fossgreen, A. (2015). Hightech-Zentrum Bauernhof. Landwirtschaft Hightech, sonntagszeitung.
  4. Van Herck, L., Wittemans, L. (2015). Oogstrobot in de paprikateelt begin 2018? Proeftuinnieuws, 16, p34.
  5. Van Herck, L., Wittemans, L. (2016). Oogstrobot voor paprika dichterbij dan je denkt. Management&Techniek, 2, p48-49.
  6. Robot plukt richting praktijkrijpheid. Nieuwe Oogst June 2016, p18-19.
  7. Balendonck, J. (2016). Hoe veilig is de kas van de toekomst? Kas, juli 2016, p10-13.
  8. Balendonck, J. (2016) Robots en el invernadero. Revista Alimentaria, Sep 2016, p59.
  9. Van Herck, L., Wittemans, L. (2017) Aangepaste teeltmaatregelen geven meer mechanisch oogstbare paprika's. Proeftuinnieuws, 3, p15-16.
  10. Van Herck, L. (2017) Belichting in paprika voorlopig niet aan de orde. Proeftuinnieuws, 9, p8-9.
  11. Balendonck, J. (2017) I Robot, your personal assistant scout. Kas Magazine / TuinbouwCommunicatie (Automatisering), p12-13.
  12. Balendonck, J. (2017) Sweeper robot plukt eerste paprika. Onder Glas, 14 (1), p53.
  13. Barth, R. (2017) Artificial 3D pepper model for harvesting robot. In Greenhouses: the international magazine for greenhouse growers, 6 (3), p47.
  14. Balendonck, J. (2017) Sweeper robot picks first peppers. In Greenhouses: the international magazine for greenhouse growers, 6 (2), p37.
  15. Barth, R. (2017) Kunstmatig 3D model paprika voor oogstrobot. Onder Glas, 3, p39.

B. Other non-scientific publications

  1. Oberst, C. (2015). Pepper bot. The SNACK, issue 12, p27-29.
  2. European Union (2017). Pepper robot harvester edges closer to commercialization. CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/202832_en.html
  3. Van Eerden H. (2017). Cross-over between high-tech and agri- & horticulture. Mikroniek, 6, p5-9.

C. Communication in newspapers and radio

  1. AD Haagse Courant. 05/02/2015. Wetenschappers bouwen oogstrobot voor paprika's.
  2. De Stentor. 06/02/2016. Paprikakweker uit Koekoekspolder spil in ontwikkeling van plukrobot.
  3. De Telegraaf. 28/02/2016. Paprikarobot.
  4. BNR (radio). 15/08/2016. Maak kennis met de paprikarobot. http://www.bnr.nl/radio/wetenschap-vandaag/10309440/maak-kennis-met-de-paprikarob.
  5. De Volkskrant. 24/04/2017. Aspergerobot stuurt steker straks naar huis. http://www.volkskrant.nl/economie/aspergerobot-stuurt-steker-straks-naar-huis~a4490102/.

D. Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Barth, R., Hemming, J., van Henten, E.J. (2016). Design of an eye-in-hand sensing and servo control framework for harvesting robotics in dense vegetation? Journal of Biosystems Engineering. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2015.12.001
  2. Barth, R., IJsselmuiden, J., Hemming, J., Van Henten, E.J. (2018). Data synthesis methods for semantic segmentation in agriculture: A Capsicum annuum dataset. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 144, pp 284-296. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168169917305689?via%3Dihub.
  3. Barth, R., IJsselmuiden, J., Hemming, J., Van Henten, E.J. (2017). Synthetic bootstrapping of convolutional neural networks for semantic plant part segmentation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168169917307664?via%3Dihub.
  4. Ostovar, A., Ringdahl, O., Hellström, T. (2018). Adaptive Image Thresholding of Yellow Peppers for a Harvesting Robot. Robotics, 7, 11. doi:10.3390/robotics7010011

E. Conference proceedings

  1. Ringdahl, O., Kurtser, P., Edan, Y. (2017). Strategies for selecting best approach direction for a sweet-pepper harvesting robot. TAROS2017 – Guildford (UK) doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64107-2_41.
  2. Barth, R., IJsselmuiden, J.M.M., Hemming, J., van Henten, E.J. (2017). Optimising Realism of Synthetic Agricultural Images using Cycle Generative Adversarial Networks. In: Proceedings of the IEEE IROS workshop on Agricultural Robotics / Kounalakis, Tsampikos, van Evert, Frits, Ball, David Michael, Kootstra, Gert, Nalpantidis, Lazaros, Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research, p18-22. http://edepot.wur.nl/440230.

F. Presentations at conferences

  1. Bontsema, J. (2015). Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot. EU Robotics Forum, Vienna, Austria, 11-13/ Mar 2015.
  2. Hemming, J. (2015). Will robotics take horticulture production to the next level? Indoor Ag-Con conference, New York, USA, 15 Oct 2015.
  3. Polder, G. (2016). Second Annual AgRA TC Lightning Round. IEEE, webinar, 21 Jan 2016.
  4. Kurtser, P., Arad, B., Ben Shahar, O., van Bree, M., Moonen, J., van Tujil, B., Edan, Y. (2016). Robotic Data Acquisition of Sweet Pepper Images for Research and Development. ICR2016, Israel, 13 Apr 2016.
  5. Ringdahl, O., Kurtser, P., Barth, R., Edan, Y. (2016). Operational flow of an autonomous sweet pepper harvesting robot. ICR2016, Israel, 13 Apr 2016.
  6. Van Herck, L. (2017). Growing generative peppers + LED: Challenge. Horticultural Lighting Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 23 May 2017.
  7. Kurtser, P. (2017). Harvesting Sequence Optimization Under Partial Initial Information. POMS2017, Tel Aviv, Israel, 27-29 Jun 2017.
  8. Hemming, J. (2017) Robotics, automation and ICT solutions for profitable greenhouse business. Presentation at Netherlands-Japan Horticulture Seminar, Agro Innovation Fair, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Oct 2017.

G. Presentations at workshops

  1. DLO (2015). Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot. Technology for Agrifood 2015, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, 16 Oct 2015.
  2. Ringdahl, O. (2016). A software framework for agricultural robotics using ROS. BGU, Israel, 04 Apr 2016.
     

H. Presentations at events other than a conference or a workshop

  1. Van Herck, L. (2014). Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot, Technical Committee Sweet Pepper, Belgium, 14 Oct 2014.
  2. Bontsema, J. (2015). CROPS: Clever Robots for CROPS. Precision Farming Expo 2015. Salem Oregon, US, 18 March 2015.
  3. Van Herck, L. (2017). Symposium “Van licht naar gewicht”, Belgium, 17 Jan 2017.
  4. Van Herck, L. (2017). Guided tour sweet pepper committee, Belgium, 28 Mar 2017.

 

I. Posters

  1. Edan, Y. (2015). Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot. IROS, Hamburg, Germany, 28 Sep 2015.
  2. Edan, Y. (2016). Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot. ICR2016, Israel, 13 Apr 2016.
  3. Kurtser et al. (2016). Viewpoints analyses for sweet pepper detection. ABC Sensing: from minds to machines, Israel, 29 May-1 June 2016.
  4. Balendonck, J., Barth, R., Hemming, J., van Tuijl, B., Tielen, T., Raaphorst, M. (2017). “Oog-in-hand” coördinatie voor het oogsten van paprika’s met de SWEEPER robot. Agro Food Robotics beurs, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, 13-14 Dec 2017.
  5. Harel, B., Kurtser, P., Van Herck, L., Parmet, Y., Edan, Y. (2016) Algorithms and Analysis of Sweet-Pepper Color Estimation. ABC Sensing: from minds to machines, Israel, 29 May-1 June 2016.
  6. Barth, R., IJsselmuiden, J.M.M., Hemming, J., van Henten, E.J. (2017). Optimising Realism of Synthetic Agricultural Images using Cycle Generative Adversarial Networks. IROS 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 24-28 September 2017.

 J. Trade fairs and exhibitions

  1. Kom in de Kas, The Netherlands, 02 Apr 2016.
  2. Booth at Vision 2016, Stuttgard, Germany, 8-10 Nov 2016.
  3. Agro Food Robotics beurs, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, 13-14 Dec 2017.

K. Press releases

  1. 04/02/2015. International partnership will develop first market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot.
  2. 04/02/2015. Ontwikkeling van eerste marktrijpe oogstrobot voor paprika door internationaal partnerschap

L. Websites

  Date Website Link
1 12/01/2015 Tuinbouwnet http://tuinbouwnet.be/?s=oogstrobot
2 12/01/2015 Paprikanet http://www.paprikanet.nl/paprika/nieuws/vervolgproject-voor-paprika-oogstrobot/
3 12/01/2015 Groentenet http://www.groentenet.nl/groenten/nieuws/vervolgproject-voor-paprika-oogstrobot/
4 13/01/2015 EU http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/first-robotics-projects-h2020-starting
5 22/01/2015 Vilt http://www.vilt.be/nederlandse-onderzoekers-ontwikkelen-paprikarobot
6 04/02/2015 Groenten&Fruit Actueel http://www.gfactueel.nl/Glas/Achtergrond/2015/2/Marktrijpe-oogstrobot-paprika-op-komst-1699056W/
7 04/02/2015 Z24 http://www.z24.nl/geld/pas-op-paprika-plukker-deze-robot-pikt-straks-je-baan-in-535180
8 04/02/2015 IMV Europe http://www.imveurope.com/news/news_story.php?news_id=1619
9 04/02/2015 Nieuwe Oogst http://www.nieuweoogst.nu/scripts/edoris/edoris.dll?tem=LTO_TEXT_VIEW&doc_id=217668#.VYQyw5scS71
10 04/02/2015 Resource http://resource.wageningenur.nl/nl/wetenschap/show/Vervolgonderzoek-voor-paprikaplukrobot.htm
11 04/02/2015 SeedQuest http://www.seedquest.com/news.php?type=news&id_article=58753&id_region=&id_category=46&id_crop
12 05/02/2015 Horizon 2020 http://horizon2020projects.com/il-ict/horizon-2020-funds-advancements-in-sweet-pepper-harvester/
13 05/02/2015 Groentenet http://www.groentenet.nl/groenten/nieuws/nieuw-project-oogstrobot-start-volgende-week/
14 05/02/2015 Paprikanet http://www.paprikanet.nl/paprika/nieuws/nieuw-project-oogstrobot-start-volgende-week/
15 05/02/2015 Engineeringnet http://www.engineeringnet.nl/detail_nederland.asp?Id=13881&category=research&titel=Vier%20miljoen%20euro%20voor%20ontwikkeling%20oogstrobot%20paprika
16 05/02/2015 Food Valley Update http://www.foodvalleyupdate.nl/nieuws/ontwikkeling-oogstrobot-paprika-krijgt-eu-subsidie/
17 05/02/2015 FreshFruitPortal http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2015/02/05/eu-to-fund-development-of-first-bell-pepper-harvesting-robot/?country=others
18 06/02/2015 PSKW www.proefstation.be
19 06/02/2015 De Stentor http://www.destentor.nl/regio/kampen/ijsselmuiden-paprikakweker-uit-koekoekspolder-spil-in-ontwikkeling-van-plukrobot-1.4750585
20 06/02/2015 Kogge Courant http://www.koggecourant.nl/1711-robot-voor-paprika-oogst-in-ijsselmuiden
21 06/02/2015 RTV Oost http://www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/default.aspx?nid=210198
22 06/02/2015 BoerenBusiness http://www.boerenbusiness.nl/tech/artikel/10861936/eerste-oogstrobot-gaat-eindelijk-levenslicht-zien
23 06/02/2015 Greenhouse Technology & Know-How http://www.greenhousetechnology.nl/nieuwsitem/ontwikkeling-van-eerste-marktrijpe-oogstrobot-voor-paprika-van-start
24 06/02/2015 Seed Daily http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/International_partnership_will_develop_first_market_ready_sweet_pepper_harvesting_robot_999.html
25 06/02/2015 Vision&Robotics http://visionandrobotics.nl/2015/02/06/eerste-oogstrobot-voor-paprikas-ter-wereld-op-komst/
26 09/02/2015 Irmato http://www.irmato.com/nl/1/8/340/nieuws/internationaal_partnerschap_irmato.aspx?homepage=true
27 11/02/2015 Technisch Weekblad http://www.technischweekblad.nl/nieuws/paprikaplukrobot-verder-ontwikkeld/item4747
28 12/02/2015 Mechatronica&Machinebouw http://www.mechatronicamachinebouw.nl/artikel/wur-ontwikkelt-eerste-marktrijpe-oogstrobot-paprikas.html
29 13/02/2015 Vision Systems Design http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2015/02/vegetable-harvesting-robot-being-developed-by-european-commission.html
30 23/02/2015 BGU http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/news/pepper_sweeper.aspx
31 23/02/2015 HortiDaily http://www.hortidaily.com/article/15444/Sweeper-first-market-ready-harvesting-robot
32 25/02/2015 The Jerusalem Post http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-Tech/BGU-researchers-partner-with-EU-countries-on-pepper-harvesting-robot-391821
33 25/02/2015 BGU http://www.nrg.co.il/online/13/ART2/678/374.html?hp=13&cat=138&loc=47
34 27/02/2015 LinkMagazine http://www.linkmagazine.nl/content/view/5098/
35 04/03/2015 HortiDaily http://www.hortidaily.com/article/15486/Israel-BGU-researchers-partner-with-EU-countries-on-pepper-harvesting-robot
36 05/03/2015 Fruchtportal http://www.fruchtportal.de/news/artikel/013367/erster-vermarktbarer-ernteroboter-fur-paprikas-wird-entwickelt
37 25/03/2015 Groentennieuws http://www.groentennieuws.nl/artikel/123578/Oogsrobot-SWEEPER-ook-voor-andere-gewassen
38 21/08/2015 GreenHow http://www.greenhousetechnology.nl/dossier/waar-blijft-de-robot
39 21/08/2015 GreenHow  
40 25/09/2015 GreenHow http://www.greenhousetechnology.nl/interview/paprikateler-andre-kaashoek-een-robot-moet-een-plus-opleveren
41 19/10/2015 The Robot Report http://www.therobotreport.com/news/87-million-in-european-robotic-projects-funded
42 02/11/2015 RTLZ http://www.rtlz.nl/tech/van-robotplukker-tot-extra-gezonde-tomaten
43 03/03/2016 Umea University http://www.cs.umu.se/english/about-the-department/news/newsdetailpage/robot-automatically-harvests-pepper.cid264195
44 04/05/2016 SPARC http://sparc-robotics.eu/farming-with-robots/
45 10/05/2016 Wageningen UR https://www.wageningenur.nl/nl/nieuws/Nieuwe-paprika-oogstrobot-Sweeper-klaar-voor-praktijktest.htm
46 11/05/2016 AGF http://www.groentennieuws.nl/artikel/140936/Paprika-oogstrobot-Sweeper-gaat-de-kas-in
47 12/05/2016 Greenhouse Technology & Know-How http://www.greenhousetechnology.nl/nieuwsitem/paprika-oogstrobot-sweeper-gaat-volgende-ontwikkelfase-in
48 16/08/2016 Kas Groentenet

http://www.groentenet.nl/groenten/nieuws/paprikaoogstrobot-op-bnr-radio/

49 05/04/2017 GroenteNet http://www.groentenet.nl/groenten/nieuws/paprikaoogstrobot-getest-in-belgische-kas/
50 06/04/2017 Groentennieuws http://www.groentennieuws.nl/artikel/155804/Paprikaplukrobot-getest-in-Belgische-kas

 

M. Social media

  Date Medium Link
1 13/01/2015 Twitter https://twitter.com/RoboticsEU/status/554999584016318464
2 3/01/2015 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RoboticsEU
3 7/06/2015 Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E1vvJYnLdY
4 21/04/2016 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RoboticsEU
5 21/04/2016 Twitter https://twitter.com/RoboticsEU